£>auannatj &tate College §>auannalj. (Seargta QKj* ©tie Hmtirrii 2fomtttt-©stftif ffiux ct lleritaa August ®uientg-£>earaa Nineteen Hunureo ann l*tgtjtu-®l|m Sun OUfirte (P'OUock A Jl. Haifa 3F. HCeaaebg Jfftnt Arts (llenter ((Outdoor Area) (§thtt of IjftttttB&xan The Chief Marshal The Class Marshals Candidate for The Masters Degree Candidates for The Baccalaureate Degree Instructors of The College Assistant Professors of The College Associate Professors of The College Professors of The College Professors Emeriti The Graduate Faculty The Presidential Party The Significance of The Academic Mace Observing the centuries-old convocation procedures, each Marshal in the Savannah State College Academic Procession carries an official mace which is indicative of the power, dignity, and magistehum vested in the College. The mace is a club-shaped staff which originated in the Middle Ages as a weapon. Eventually, it gained a ceremonial character and is presently employed most often by legislative forums and academic enterprises. The official mace of Savannah State College was designed and made from mahogany wood by Dr. Ernest S. Brown, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering Technology. Dr. Lester B. Johnson, Head of the Department of Engineering Technology, designed and built the Mace Stand. The College motto is "Lux Et Veritas" ("Light and Truth") (Pruer of Exercises PRELUDE: "Joy "from Cantata #147 Johann Sebastian Bach Willie G. Tucker, Organist ♦ACADEMIC PROCESSION: 'War March of the Priests" Felix Mendelssohn Willie G. Tucker **INVOCATION The Reverend James M. Capers, Pastor Holy Spirit Lutheran Church Savannah, Georgia SELECTION: "Ride On King Jesus" Arrangement by Hall Johnson Juanita Tucker, Guest Soloist INTRODUCTION OF SPEAKER: Wendell G. Rayburn President, Savannah State College COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS Margaret C. Robinson Dean, School of Sciences and Technology Savannah State College SELECTION: "Climb Every Mountain" Rogers and Hammerstein, II John Wilhite, Guest Soloist PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATE FOR GRADUATE DEGREE Edward J. Hayes Vice President for Academic Affairs Assisted by Alvin Collins, Acting Registrar PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES FOR THE BACCALAUREATE DEGREES: SCHOOL OF BUSINESS Dean Leo G. Parrish SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Dean Ja Arthur Jahannes SCHOOL OF SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY Lester B. Johnson CONFERRING OF BACCALAUREATE DEGREES Wendell G. Rayburn Assisted by the Academic Deans and Acting Registrar ALUMNI INDUCTION Roy L. Jackson, President Savannah State College National Alumni Association PRESENTATION OF N.R.O.T.C. CANDIDATE FOR COMMISSION Commander John Slaven Commanding Officer, Savannah State College N.R.O.T.C. ADMINISTERING THE OATH OF OFFICE Commander John Slaven PRAYER FOR THE NEW OFFICER "Veni Sancte Spiritus" The Reverend Samuel A. Williams Savannah State College Minister Pastor, Christ Memorial Baptist Church Savannah, Georgia ANNOUNCEMENTS SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE HYMN BENEDICTION The Reverend Samuel A. Williams THREE-FOLD AMEN ***RECESSIONAL: "Pomp and Circumstance" Sir Edward Elgar Willie G. Tucker, Organist ♦The audience is requested to remain seated ♦♦The audience is requested to stand ♦♦♦The audience is requested to remain seated until the procession has exited MuBttts Segm (Hatftzvtzb MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Days, Ronald Jerome Undergraduate Degree, Morehouse College Mattulmxtzutz Eegma (Htmfztvzb SCHOOL OF BUSINESS Accounting Hancock, Raymond John III Savannah, Georgia Lucear, Cynthia Renee Atlanta, Georgia Vann, Kenneth O. R Columbus, Georgia Worku, Demissie Addisababa, Ethiopia General Business Administration Dixon, Ruth Yvonne Sardis, Georgia Earls, Lisa Denise Gainesville, Georgia Godboldte, James Ulysses Titusville, Florida Grant, Marie Portal, Georgia Kessler, Michael Dewayne Garden City, Georgia Lee, Collinda Joan Milledgeville, Georgia Mitchell, Columbus Albany, Georgia Sanders, Eleanor Loraine Thomasville, Georgia Shellhamer, Edward Wesley Savannah, Georgia Economics Johnson, Finley Wilson Jr Savannah, Georgia Office Administration Barnes, Sonja Alston Savannah, Georgia Edwards, Terry Savannah, Georgia Howard, Janice Marie Savannah, Georgia Ponder, Brenda Elizabeth Savannah, Georgia SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Mass Communications Allen, Vara Denise Wadley, Georgia Blake, Kimberly Michelle Savannah, Georgia Lett, Diane Blakely, Georgia Music McGlockton, Darian Teressa Dublin, Georgia Prescott, Sylathea Renea Savannah, Georgia Criminal Justice Andrews, Annie Belle Fleming, Georgia Driver, Annie Bell M Griffin, Georgia Duncan, Gloria Denise Hinesville, Georgia Hull, Valarie Denise Augusta, Georgia Jackson, Karen Savannah, Georgia History Welcome, Mary Letrelle Savannah, Georgia Sociology Evans, Deborah Michelle Zebulon, Georgia Kemp, Everett Savannah, Georgia Middleton, Deborah Frances Savannah, Georgia Powell, Mary Alice Beaufort, South Carolina Social Work Harris, Albert Charles Savannah, Georgia Renfroe, Pamela S Decatur, Georgia Robinson, Shirley Mae Savannah, Georgia SCHOOL OF SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY Biology Emabo, Sunday Joseph Alaglanu-Otukpo, Nigeria Gregory, Jimmy L Millen, Georgia Heath, Gregory Charles Savannah, Georgia Jones, DoRetha A Savannah, Georgia Polite, Sheila Geneva Fennell Savannah, Georgia Chemistry Merritt, Brenda Parks McRae, Georgia Mathematics Johnson, Heidi Alethia Princess Savannah, Georgia Phillips, Dorothy L Savannah, Georgia Wallace- Roland Bernard Savannah, Georgia Wilson, Rachel J. Fields Savannah, Georgia Medical Technology Manigault, Donna Marie Savannah, Georgia Electronics Engineering Technology *Al-Otaibi, Dawi Mohammad Makkah, Saudi Arabia Al-Shaye, Saleh Abdulah Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Al-Suwaidi, Thani B Dammam, Saudi Arabia *A1-Zahrani, Ali Ahmed Odah Dammam, Saudi Arabia **Cheng, Siuling Canton, China Coney, David Stanley Savannah, Georgia Day, Drake Anthony Augusta, Georgia Heard, Carl J Elberton, Georgia Horton, Cynthia L Savannah, Georgia Jackson, Tony Mays Camilla, Georgia Johnson, Marvin Vane Savannah, Georgia Electronics Engineering Technology Troup, James Glenwood, Georgia Mechanical Engineering Technology Izaddoost, Shahin Tehran, Iran Shambayati, Iraj Tehran, Iran Toma, Rami Tehran, Iran Textiles and Clothing King, Jocelyn Denise Savannah, Georgia NOTE: Appearance of a name of any list in this program must not be considered as conclusive evidence of graduation. Persons who have met all requirements for a particular degree and whose names appear on the lists in this program will receive the degree indicated. !In Absentia **Magna Cum Laude *Cum Laude Honor d>rauuates August 22, 1983 MAGNA CUM LAUDE (3.400-3.749) Siuling Cheng CUM LAUDE (3.000-3.399) Dawi Mohammad Al-Otaibi Ali Ahmed Odah Al-Zahrani USHERS N.R.O.T.C. Midshipmen SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE HYMN Let us give thanks and praise to Thee, To our Alma Mater, S.S.C. Thine honor, pride, and eminence, We raise in prayerful reverence. Guide us still from day to day, Be Thou mindful lest we lose our way; Help us know that life, short or long, Means unceasing work for weak and strong. REFRAIN Where Savannah meets the sea, Where grassy plains and palms abound, Where the flow 'rs are gems of loveliness, There S. S. C. is found. We adore each beauteous scene and hall, Our all we pledge to Thee! In our hearts we '11 build a shrine for Thee. We hail Thee, S.S.C. — J. Randolph Fisher miliary Hatchett ANNOUNCEMENTS 1983 Fall Quarter .... Freshmen, September 19 Upper classmen, September 23 Academic Costumes Modern academic dress has evolved from a type of apparel prescribed by English Medieval Universities to distinguish their schools from the lay person in dress at a time when everybody wore robes or gowns. When American colleges and universities desired to adopt some suitable system of academic apparel a half century ago it seemed best to agree on some definite system which all might follow. Accordingly, this attire has consisted of the cap, the gown, and the hood, the latter two now differing according to the degree the wearer has received. The modern cap, in academic dress has the same design for all degrees; black and square-shaped with a tassel hanging from the center. However, the color of the tassel usually differentiates the field of study for which the degree was granted, the gold tassel being worn by doctors or by presidents of colleges and universities; but it may be added that the black tassel is correct for all degrees. The gown, unlike the cap, differs appreciably in design according to the degree conferred on the wearer. The gown for the bachelor's degree has pointed sleeves. It is designed to be worn closed. The gown for the master's degree, worn open or closed has an oblong sleeve, open at the wrist, like the others. The sleeve base hangs down in the traditional manner. The rear part of its oblong shape is square cut and the front part has an arc cut away. The doctor's gown, worn open or closed, has long sleeves faced with velvet; three bars of velvet are midway the sleeves. The trimmings of the doctor's gown may be black or the color associated with the field of study. The hood, while not an article of dress, is, however, the most distinctive feature of the academic attire. It is a black, crow-shaped badge or adornment with an oval opening and worn down the back. It enables one to quickly determine not only the degree held by the wearer but also the college or university from which he is graduated. The colors lining the hood and the size and shape of the hood make this distinction. The bachelor's and master's hoods are three feet and three and a half feet in length, respectively; the doctor's hood is four feet in length and is made with a wide panel. Hoods may be worn for only those degrees actually held by the wearers. Members of the governing body of a college or university, and they only, whatever their degrees may be, are entitled to wear doctor's gowns (with black velvet), but their hoods may be only those of degrees actually held by the wearers or those especially prescribed for them by the institution. In some colleges and universities, it is customary for the president, chancellor, or chief officer to wear a costume similar to that worn by the head of a foreign university. The chief marshall may wear a specially designed costume approved by the institution. For all academic purposes, including trimmings of doctor's gowns, edging of hoods, and tassels of caps, the color associated with different subjects are prescribed by the revised American Intercollegiate Code is as follows: Agriculture Maise Arts, Letters, Humanities White Business Drab Economics Copper Education Light Blue Law Purple Library Science Lemon Music Pink Oratory — (Speech) Silver Gray Philosophy Dark Blue Physical Education Sage Green Science Golden Yellow Theology Scarlet At Savannah State College, the lining of the hood has an orange chevron on a blue background to represent school colors. A faculty member wears the color of his alma mater.